Baseball The Santurce Crabbers: Sixty Seasons of Puerto Rican Winter League Baseball

Baseball - The Santurce Crabbers: Sixty Seasons
SALE: $28.95
List Price: $29.95
You Save: $1 (3% Off)
Currently Out of Stock: We'll get more as soon as possible
Notify Me When Available
Paperback Book
sku:  BK 9711
on most orders of $50+
Brand New

Paperback Book Details

  • 269 Pages
  • Paperback: Illustrated in B&W
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.



Description by

The Santurce Crabbers are one of the most storied franchises in the Caribbean. Their first owner, Pedrin Zorrilla, was a visionary, with many Negro League and big league contacts. Zorrilla signed up such eventual Hall of Famers as Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, Roy Campanella, Ray Dandridge and Leon Day during the team's first decade. Santurce was the most successful winter league team of the 1950s, with three Caribbean Series titles. Roberto Clemente, Ruben Gomez, Willie Mays, Willard Brown and Bob Thurman played for the Crabbers during those glory years. Tom Lasorda used to pitch for them.

Santurce set up working agreements with the Giants, Orioles, Dodgers and Astros, among other teams. Earl Weaver and Frank Robinson were team managers and Hall of Famers Bob Gibson, Jim Palmer, Reggie Jackson and Robin Yount were early-career Crabbers. Orlando Cepeda and Tony (Tany) Perez played their entire winter league careers with Santurce. Lee Smith, the major leagues' all-time saves leader, pitched for them. Juan Gonzalez and Jose Cruz, Jr., are two of the team's Puerto Rican stars in the 1990s.

Customers' Ratings & Reviews:

Be the first Customer to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products


Product Info

  • ISBN: 0786438959
  • EAN: 9780786438952
  • International Shipping: 2 items

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm, Weekends: 10am-9pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)